2019 Spring Meeting April 18, 2019

Spring Meeting

2019 Spring Meeting Minutes

The 2019 Spring meeting was held at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. The meeting featured a tour of the archives and Edward Jones Research Center and a presentation from James Heiman author of Front Lines to headlines: The World War I Overseas Dispatches of Otto P. Higgins.

Past Meetings: 2018 Fall Meeting November 29th, 2018

Fall 2018 Symposium

The 2018 Fall Symposium was held at the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, MO. The Symposium featured four presentations from:

  • Cheryl Lang - Midwest Genealogy Center
  • Lucinda Adams - The State Historical Society of Missouri
  • Elizabeth Dubussion - Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library
  • Pamela Anderson and Jennifer Audley More - Nation Archives at Kansas City

2018 Spring Meeting May 18th, 20182018 Spring Meeting

2018 Spring Meeting Minutes

The 2018 Spring meeting was held at the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in Leavenworth, KS. The meeting featured a tour of the archives and Mother House by Tonya Crawford.

2017 Fall Symposium: The Lone ArrangerFall 2017 Symposium

2017 Fall Business Meeting Minutes

The 2017 Fall Symposium was held at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO. The Symposium featured three presentations from lone arrangers in regional archives. Presenters included:

  • Derek Donovan - The Kansas City 
  • StarAlex Welborn - University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Jean Svadlenak - Svadlenak Museum Consulting 


2017 Spring Business Meeting: Black Archives of Mid-America 2017 Spring Symposium

Spring 2017 Business Meeting Minutes

The 2017 Spring Business Meeting was held at the Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City, MO. The meeting featured special guest speaker Dr. Delia Gillis and a tour of the Archives by Geri Sanders. 


2016 Fall Symposium: Celebrating DiversityFall 2016 Symposium

The 2016 Fall Symposium was held at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS. The Symposium featured four presentations from regional archival institutions. Presenters included:

  • Samantha Bradbeer - Hallmark Archives
  • Jonathan Casey and Stacie Petersen - National WWI Museum and Memorial
  • Stuart Hinds - Gay and Lesbian Archives of Mid-America
  • Jancita Warrington - Haskell Cultural Center and Museum 


2015 Fall Symposium: Uncovering Stories and Telling the Tales: Changing lives and communities through innovative storytelling with primary sources

Flyer---KCAA-Fall-Symposium-2015_th.png The 2015 symposium was held at Spencer Library at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Featuring four excellent presenters, it was a great afternoon for all. Presenters included:

  • Ann Birney - Playwright
  • Darla Mallein - Uniting primary sources and K-12
  • Ross MacTaggart - Restoring Historic Structures
  • Joyce Thierer - Historical Performer

KCAA Fall 2013 Symposium: Archives in the Age of Instant Access

Fall 2013 business meeting minutes

The Fall Symposium was a big success. It was held on November 6th at the Glore Psychiatric Museum. Speakers Matt Gilligan (Johnson County Museum), Tammy Williams (Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum), Earl Givens, Jr. (Emporia State University), and Ashley Todd-Diaz (Emporia State University) talked with us about their work in this field.


KCAA Spring Business Meeting and Luncheon

Preservation of Digital Objects

Spring 2013 program agenda

Spring 2013 business meeting minutes

KCAA was very pleased to welcome Elizabath Dubuisson (Combined Arms Research Library) as our speaker for this year's spring luncheon in Leavenworth, KS. Those who attended were treated to an informative presentation on a complex and relevant topic.

Preservation of digital objects is a challenge almost all archives are facing. The subject is so overwhelming that a lot of organizations don’t even know where to start or what steps to take. In August Dubuisson attended a train the trainer workshop organized by the Library of Congress’ Digital Preservation Outreach and Education team. The instructors presented the Base-line Digital Preservation Curriculum which consists of six topics: identify, select, store, protect, manage, and provide. At the KCAA spring luncheon Dubuisson provided a very brief overview of the six topics and information that will assist in creating or maintaining a digital preservation game plan.


KCAA Fall 2012 Symposium: Taming the Object Nightmare: Introduction to Object Care

Where: Kansas City Toy & Miniature Museum (5235 Oak Street Kansas City, MO 64112)

When: Thursday, October 11, 2012

This year’s fall symposium was a great success! The topic was “Taming the Object Nightmare: Introduction to Object Care.” Whether we like it or not, we all have objects in our collections. The question is, “what do we do with them?” This year’s symposium was intended to help you care for these objects to museum standards in the most efficient ways possible.

The speakers were Paul Goudy, discussing textiles; Whitney Baker, speaking about the best way to care for plastic objects; and Patricia Van Witt, who focuses on framed objects. A panel Q & A session followed the individual presentations.

KCAA Spring 2012 Meeting: Pioneering Psychiatry on the Plains

Kansas Historical Society, March 29, 2012

Spring 2012 program agenda

Spring 2012 business meeting minutes

The KCAA spring meeting on March 29 was held at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka! Marcella Wiget presented the main program, “Pioneering Psychiatry on the Plains: The Menninger Archives.” She provided a brief overview on the history of the Menninger Foundation and what can be found in this significant 2300 cubic foot collection in the State Archives Division at KHS. The collection is currently undergoing detailed processing through a grant from the National Historic Public Records Commission. See the Spring 2012 Newsletter for more information about this collection.


A list of additional past meetings is available under the "Past Meetings" link at the right. Each year includes an online version of the minutes from each annual and quarterly meeting. At the top of each page, each document is also available for download as a PDF.

Past Educational Symposium

2011 - "Primary Sources in a Secondary World," at the Black Archives of Mid-America, Kansas City, Missouri.